Run Kent’s ninth Workshop proves popular with Leaders!


Over 30 Run Leaders recently attended a free Leader Development Workshop hosted by Run Kent. The workshop was facilitated by Sarah Russell, Consultant Editor of Running Fitness Magazine, Founder of ‘Sarah’s Runners’, Biomechanics & Corrective Exercise Specialist.

The workshop covered a number of topics which proved very popular with the attendees: Nutrition for Runners plus key Strength & Conditioning exercises. The Leaders also had a chance to network & share best practise throughout the afternoon.

Sarah Russell said: “It’s always a real pleasure to deliver these workshops for Run Kent. All the Leaders I meet are very inspirational and it’s great to be able to support them in developing their leadership knowledge and skills.”

Lucy Tomlinson, Running Activator for Run Kent, said: “We’re very grateful to Sarah for sharing her knowledge and expertise on the day. The topics proved extremely interesting and the feedback from the Leaders is very positive. The combination of presentation style discussions and outdoor activities go down well and the Leaders always go away with lots of new ideas and knowledge to pass on to their Groups.”

This is the ninth workshop that the Run Kent Project has hosted in the last two years. These workshops are just one of the ways Run Kent supports its Leaders in return for all the fantastic work that they do in getting more people running in Kent.  

Run Kent Workshop 2Here are some comments from the Run Leaders who attended the recent workshop:

“I found it really useful listening to other Group Leaders. I will definitely share lots of new ideas with my Group ” – Emma Pomeroy, Striders Beginner

“A very interesting insight into Nutritional needs of Runners. Great to meet other Leaders” – Vicky Stapletone-Wale, Medway Runners 

“Excellent Workshop – Thank You” Julie Carey, Blister Sisters

“As always, lots to think about.  Thanks to Sarah for delivering such an interesting Workshop” – Jane Dew, RunFit

“Excellent Workshop – thanks and well done Run Kent” – Anthony Law, LarkRun

“Great workshop, as ever.  Thanks to Sarah and Lucy” – June Pask, Rainham FunRunners

“The workshop has renewed my motivation and confirmed that I’m on the right track. Sarah is inspirational – thank you” – Kay Humberstone, FitKat Runners

“I found the workshop very helpful and informative.  I always value these free workshops” – Joanne Kingston, Mojo Running & Fitness

“The strength and conditioning exercises were really useful and I enjoyed networking with other group leaders” – Dawn Annett, So Let’s Go Running

If you’d like to get involved with the Run Kent Project or join your local running group in Kent led by a qualified Run Leader, please contact Lucy Tomlinson at or visit Follow @GetKentRunning or visit

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